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  WHUT    BBC World News    News/Business. Matt Frei, Katty Kay.  
   International issues. (CC) (Stereo)  

    October 30, 2013
    7:00 - 7:30am EDT  

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this has all been breaking in the last hour in beijing. it is coming out through state broadcasting tv, the national television channel, and through the official news agency of quoting the police saying they are now sure this was a violent terrorist attack that was planned, premeditated, and organized. they have gone on to say that the police have named the man crashedthe jeep which gate.nt of the tianenmen themife and mother with and they ignited petrol inside the car and the burst into along withhey died two people outside. police have recovered the vehicle which had license plates identifying them coming from the far west of china. containers are in the
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car along with two knives and a flag with extreme religious slogans on it. police say they have also made five arrests and now say they made those arrests 10 hours after the incident. they arrested five people who have been detained. they found more flags were those people were staying in beijing. they people have said that knew this event was going to be carried out. they are linking those five suspects. >> there are other details which have come out, particularly what was discovered in the vehicle. confirmedhey have that what they found in the vehicle were petrol canisters, knives, and a flag with extreme religious slogans. that is why they are saying they believe this now is a violent terrorist attack. that is the extra detail police
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have given now about exactly what they have discovered at the scene. >> thank you very much. detail coming from official sources now, both the official media and beijing police. u.s. intelligence chiefs have publicly dismissed media reports of the scale of spiting on the leaders and citizens of many that the scale of spiting on the leaders and citizens of many of their allies. james clapper told a hearing that learning the intentions of foreign leaders is a top tenet of intelligence aims and the head of the nsa rejected the false media reports in france, spain, italy. the data on tens of miles of telephone calls per month have been gathered. bbc.com >> these are patriots that come to work every day saying how can we defend this country and protect our civil liberties and privacy. nothing that has been released has shown that we are trying to
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do something illegal or unprofessional. >> one of the first things i learned in intel school in 1963 is that this is the fundamental given in the intelligence business. leadership intentions, no matter what level, can the military leaders as well. alliesyou believe the have conducted any espionage activity against the united states? >> absolutely. >> not only the activities that the u.s. intelligence committee are under scrutiny, russia has denied reports -- has reports that they spied on delegates at the g 20 summit in st. petersburg. there were two newspapers in italy that had the suggestion of the discovery of these devices have come through the president
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of the european union who had been one of the delegates attending the g 20 summit in st. petersburg in september. when he got back, he asked his security specialist to have a look at the devices he had been given at the summit. anwas given a memory stick iphone charging cable and they were sent to german specialists to be examined. they discovered these could have been used to steal data from his computer or from his mobile phone. it has emerged that many delegates -- some leaders like david cameron's office said he did not receive one of these memory sticks. certainly other members of the british delegation did. no official reaction anywhere yet as to any kind of formal complaint to the russians but it forced the russians overnight to deny that they had been involved of this kind of espionage activity on delegates on their suggests the italian newspapers were running the store is some kind of diversion from the problems
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between european union members and the united states. >> for people like you and me who travel and go to things like this, you work on the assumption that this is the kind of risk you've got to avoid, a usb stick. >> it is an obvious way of downloading a bug or virus onto a computer which can be used to send back a to in the future. certainly, many people attending conferences in far-off countries have to be wary of that. certainly, the suggestion from the british delegation is that they did not touch these memory sticks and mobile phone charging cables. >> let's move on with the business and some good news, relatively, for spain. >> we have to take the good news where we can get it. ofer more than two years shrinking wealth, official figures show that spain has done it -- it is out of recession.
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the national statistics agency in spain confirmed the spanish 0.1% in the by three months ending in september. we know that spanish firms are making more stuff and selling more goods overseas and money is starting to flow back into the country. very few ordinary people in the country are feeling the benefits. rate ofunemployment 26%, one in four spaniards remain out of work and many families remain strapped for cash which is not good for domestic consumption. to get that to grow, you need spent -- you need more spaniards to spend my. america's central bank, the federal reserve, is holding its second to last meeting of the year. last month, most people thought the u.s. central bank was about to reduce its emergency funding for the world's biggest economy but after the damaging government shutdown and some disappointing jobs numbers
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recently, the economy looks substantially weaker than it did before. the fed is expected to maintain its policy of record low interest rates and delay the reduction of that big bazooka, that massive stimulus program, $85 billion every month pumped into the economy and expected to keep that going at least until 2014 following the u.s. government debt crisis. the end of the u.s. stimulus would have global ramifications. the threat of so-called tapering has already impacted emerging- market currencies. the indian rupee has taken a bit of a battering. not a jam.am less of sugar in it. the government plans to reduce the sugar content of british
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jam. they say it will lead to the end of the british breakfast as the country knows it. we have implemented that manufacturers could introduce running your spreads with reduced sugar content similar to those sold in germany. a liberal democrat mp says they will be dull in color and will not taste as good or last as long. ministers say the regulations will help increase exports. ministeralk to the uk of food on gmt in over one hour. you can follow me on twitter. and the fed or india or whatever you want. >> do you have a 60% sugary context in your tweets? >> i will make sure. >> you through catch up at me
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earlier in the week. >> there we go. there is a jam. >> thank you. stay with us here on bbc world news. still to come -- could drug rooms or attic scanjet cocaine and heroin without supervision help clean up the streets of europe? we have a special report from denmark. valuablee world's most and sumptuous collections of jewels has gone on show in rome. the treasure of saint gennaro is said to rival the british crown jewels. strong -- it has left the strong room where it is kept in the 70 pieces have been transported under armed guard to a museum in rome. gennaro, naples patron
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saint who lived 700 years ago has been venerated down the centuries as the cities protection against war, the plate, earthquakes, shipwrecks, and natural disaster. kings, popes, and embers have all sent valuable tributes to the saint. the centerpiece of the exposition is a solid gold miter encrusted with 3000 diamonds and hundreds of rubies and emeralds. there is a gold and silver bust of the saint. the collection also includes an emerald and diamond cross hidden by the emperor napoleon and a heavy necklace composed of thousands of jams donated by many crowned heads of europe. days when naples was one of the centers of world power. this glittering show a valuable
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treasure is unlikely to be visited by pope francis. she has called upon his church to pay more attention to the needs of the poor and adopt a more frugal lifestyle for the catholic clergy. the company response over cleaning up the damage of the fukushima nuclear plants in japan will be split up which is the recommendation of the committee set up by japan's ruling party. they want a new company created to take charge of the decommissioning process. you are with bbc world news. i have the latest headlines -- police in china say they have detained five people in connection with a car incident square monday. they describe it as a terrorist attack that was carefully planned. america's intelligence chiefs defend the national enter --
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national security agency over allegations that despite an european allies and illegally monitored u.s. citizens. diedast 42 people have after their bus caught fire and exploded in southern india. local police say 49 passengers were traveling in the luxury coach which was going overnight from bangalore. we have the latest from delhi. >> it was traveling from bangalore overnight. the accident took place very early in the morning, around 5:00 local time. the driver said he was trying to overtake another vehicle on the highway when his bus hit a divider on the highway after which it burst into flames. you can see in the pictures, the intensity of the flames. is one of the staff members and five other passengers were lucky to escape. they broke a window and got outside. it was set for the rest of the passengers many of whom were asleep at the time and were unable to get out.
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they were trapped in those flames and they died as a result. there were children among them as well. planes are now popular and trains have been popular but what about the scale of bus travel? bus travel has always been fairly popular in india. these modern luxury buses are extremely popular. a lot of the buses that travel in india tend to be old or poorly maintained. this was a bust by the swedish -- by a swedish manufacturer. many of the passengers on board were traveling home for the holiday weekend. it is the end of the festival on sunday and some of those on board were it workers. traveling home from bangalore. the travel company which operated the buses one of the
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ones which is a little bit more reputed in india and has operated for 20 years. people are shocked that this incident took lace even though india has a very poor safety record, more than 130,000 people die in road accidents every year. nevertheless, they are quite shocked that a bus which has a reputation for safety was involved in an accident of this nature. >> it that was a terrible accident in the south of india. givingnhagen, police say drug addicts a room to inject their drugs is reducing violence on the street. they are introducing drug fixing rooms. that follows australia, canada, and other european countries. not everyone is convinced by the concept. >> denmark has a reputation for a high standard of living and it is regular lee rated one of the
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happiest places in the world. it capital, copenhagen, is also home to the biggest drug scene in scandinavia. addicts havear, been shooting up inside legal drug conception rooms. this is his third pics of the day. --fix of the day. it is heroin mixed with catain. addicts arrive here from eight in the morning until midnight and bring their own drugs which are illegal in denmark. police in the ar you for possession. what they get is sterile equipment. things like syringes and over here -- needles. one million of these have been handed out in the last year. >> it is difficult in the street so it's better when they make these rooms. you get everything. >> two of my best friends died
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this year because they were not nearby a room like this. this room has been safe. >> the drug rooms have helped calm the community in this part of copenhagen. it has led to fewer fights between addicts. this area used to be littered with syringes. social workers say they would regularly pick up several hundred every day. the drug consumption rooms opened one year ago and it has become difficult to spot any. the project remains a controversial idea. >> we think that maybe we should use the resources on getting them out of the use of drugs and soda providing facilities for them to continue to take drugs and providing a zone where the police cannot enforce the drug laws. that is a big dilemma. we are concerned that this may mean that more people continue to use drugs and there will be more dealing in the area. >> we have been out on patrol
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with police and it's clear that despite the efforts to clear up the neighborhood, there is still work to be done. officers admit it has been a real change directing people to places where people can take drugs. police to believe this idea could work across europe. perhaps not to solve the continents drug problem but as a key part of the solution. countries, opinion is split whether that anus concept is really a good one. in britain, not everyone supports drug fixing rooms. i'm joined by the chief executive of a group called focus 12, rehabilitation center, prompting -- promoting abstinence. uk, we have spent so much money and given so much time to the provision of methadone prescribing that we
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have not got the resources or the money that we could set aside for consumption rooms. consumption rooms cost about one million pounds. about uk that equates to 150 people going through a rehabilitation program. as your previous speaker said, getting up trucks completely. i'm not sure it's an idea that will catch on in the uk. i think it could lose a little bit with the problem. we need to spend what little resources we have on trying to get people off drugs rather than trying to keep them on drugs in a safe way. are you saying this is not cost-effective or medically, it has not been proven to achieve what it set out to achieve? >> i'm sure it has probably set out to achieve what it achieves. if there are three nurses on duty, they are surely not going to overdose. but it is not cost-effective.
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at one million pounds per unit it is not cost-effective the map represents about 150 people being able to go to a full rehabilitation program and stands the opportunity of getting completely free of drugs. that obviously must be the order of the day rather than colluding with continued drug use. >> apart from your own position, how would you describe the real gap between the view you are taking and the view taken by those in denmark? gapi think it is the between trying to get people abstinence and claim and back into society which is a view that i taken several other and thosethe uk take who think people should be allowed to continue and do with dignity a choice they have made. i would view that as a bad choice. i think that's where the gulf begins to spread. sion withondone collu
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what i see as a bad life choice. >> thank you. they were the largest animals ever to walk the planet. up 40urs, they grew meters long and can weigh over 80 tons. how did they manage to support such huge weight? researchers think they found the answer. here is a science reporter. they were some of the biggest animals ever to run the planet. sauropodsigantic dominated the landscape 150 million years ago. these dinosaurs were far bigger and heavier than anything roaming the earth today. scientists want to know how their bones and muscles moved this vast bulk.
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understanding this could give valuable insight into what our own biological tissue is capable of. emanations --l animations re-create the biggest of the sauropods. they scanned the dinosaur skeleton and put muscles on the bones. they were able to instruct the digital store robot to learn to walk revealing exactly how it's like muscles would have moved its huge body. >> this animal is so big, it's right at the limit of what you can cope with. getting -- things like getting up off the ground would have been extra in early difficult. >> for this research is part of a study on what science is call sauropod gigantism. the collection reveals insights into how the creatures would have swept their incredibly longnecked over services in order to feed.
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this builds a picture of how the sauropods moved efficiently has revealed how nature is bald and immense -- of how nature sold a huge problem. >> that is dinosaurs. stay with us here on bbc world news is the full program is coming up. ♪ >> makes sense of international world news at bbc.com/world news. >> funding of this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation, newman's own foundation, giving all profits to charity and pursuing the common good for over 30 years, our relationship
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welcome back to "newsline." i'm yuko aotani in tokyo. here are some of the stories we're following this hour. inspectors overseeing the disposal of syria's chemical arsenal have submitted an inventory of deadly poisons. u.s. spy chiefs have admitted that american agents have been eavesdropping on foreign leaders, saying it's part of their job. and we'll take you inside the system to decontaminate
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radioactive water at the fukushima daiichi nuclear plant. international inspectors have spent the last month checking facilities used to store syria's weapons. they found the syrian regime holds 1,300 tons of chemical agents. experts from the organization from the prohibition of chemical weapons says the arsenal includes substances to make the nerve agent saran and mustard gas. they have more than 1,200 weapons capable of delivering the poison gases. they've agreed to start destroying share stockpiles later on friday. the plan is to dispose of their entire arsenal by the middle of next year. asked syria's top diplomat for help in organizing an international peace conference. brahimi met in damascus. diplomats have been trying to bring representatives of the
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government and opposition together next month in geneva. state-run media say the talks should not the be forced upon syria by foreign countries and said syrians should discuss their future among themselves. brahimi met earlier with representatives of opposition groups based in turkey. many of them say they won't participate in negotiations unless they're assured president bashar al assad will be removed from power. researchers say an outbreak of polio in syria poses a threat to children across the middle east. scientists with the world health organization confirmed the first cases of polio there in 14 years. >> in terms of the danger, of course, this is a communicable disease and with population movements it can travel, it can travel to other areas. and so the risk is high of spread across the region, of course. >> the researchers said tests confirmed polio in ten children in eastern syria. they're waiting for the results for 12 other children. polio usually affects those
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under the age of 5. the virus can paralyze or kill patients. but in the 1980s, the w.h.o. launched a global vaccination campaign and managed to eradicate the disease from most parts of the world. w.h.o. officials say health authorities in syria used to immunize children but they suspended the activities apparently because of the civil war. government officials have already started to vaccinate children again. the people in charge of u.s. intelligence activities have admitted that american agents have been spying on foreign leaders, but they say agents from abroad are spying on them, too. they say it's a basic tenet of what they do. the director of national intelligence testified before the intelligence committee of the house of representatives. james clapper said agents spy on foreign leaders to see if what they're saying is in line with what's going on, and he said any leader could be targeted. the director of the national security agency said european allies have been spying on u.s. leaders as well.
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but keith alexander said media reports that american agents collected data on millions of telephone calls in europe were completely false. >> this is not information that we collected on european citizens. it represents information that we and our nato allies have collected in defense of our countries. >> media reports say the nsa tapped german chancellor angela merkel's cell phone and monitored the communications of other foreign leaders. the reporters based their stories on information provided by former u.s. intelligence contractor edward snowden. the spying allegations have forced officials in the white house to promise changes to how they gather information. u.s. forces are trying to break up a group of militants in east africa linked to al qaeda. they've killed two members of al shabaab in a drone strike. the militant group is based in southern somalia. interior ministry officials there said two of its members